Collection InSight: The Dharani Scroll

Explore the world of East Asian printing with a close study of Dharani
Scroll. Commissioned in 764, by Empress Shōtoku, one million small
wooden pagodas were crafted and contained a small woodblock-printed
paper scroll (typically 6 x 45 cm) printed with a Buddhist text, the Vimalasuddhaprabhasa mahadharani sutra, and
distributed to temples around the country as thanksgiving for the
suppression of the Emi Rebellion. These are the earliest examples of
woodblock printing known, or documented, from Japan and possibly the
oldest verifiable printed matter.

May 16, 2019
Registration: $8. Free for TPM members.
6:00 pm
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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